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How much work do redrawers/cleaners do?
(13 posts, 2033 views) Posted: 311d 2h, 24m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Quote from nakie08
What you're referring to is the job of a cleaner. Redrawers remove texts that are slapped into the art, like narations etc.

I've never worked with a group that separated cleaners and redrawers. I always took redrawing to be part ...
Discussion: Why do Semes often say about the uke "You're not cute!"/"This is not cute..."/etc. ?
(8 posts, 926 views) Posted: 336d 2h, 0m ago by Arigatomina in Yaoi/Yuri
Quote from KaoriNite
I actually have a bigger problem with the word "cute" being used at all. When I think of the word "cute", I usually think of kids or puppies or something like that. I don't really think of my crushes as cute.

This.

I' ...
Titles on signature pages
(5 posts, 324 views) Posted: 421d 6h, 19m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
I think they should. Crediting the original artist of the picture they're using should be as natural as listing the artist of the project they scanlated. At the very least they should include the artist's name. When most groups I know use fanart they make sur ...
Why are some manga titles romanized?
(5 posts, 509 views) Posted: 425d 23h, 58m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
From a scanlator's perspective, it's better to list it by the Japanese title because different groups may translate it differently. If you want to know for sure whether or not the series has been scanlated already, it's best to search by the Japanes ...
Scanlation etiquette.
(5 posts, 711 views) Posted: 441d 14h, 46m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
I've never heard of a doujinka who reacted positively to scanlations of her work. Just the opposite. The way it usually goes is that the doujinka notices scanlations, gets angry, and starts threatening to stop making doujinshi altogether if people don't s ...
Translations
(4 posts, 302 views) Posted: 456d 5h, 52m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
If you translate word for word it probably won't make much sense in English. Don't be afraid to reformat the sentence structure and to add in the subject as necessary. A literal translation will give things like "store to went" instead of " ...
online reader hate
(42 posts, 3506 views) Posted: 460d 14h, 37m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
These are the days where web-packages come with unlimited space and bandwidth. One ad each on a few hundred pages with a low visiting count would be enough to cover that. It's the server that will cost them and with all of the manga chapters that are ...
Why Mangafox is evil and why you shouldn't read on it.
(31 posts, 3994 views) Posted: 463d 11h, 9m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Quote from -shiratori-
...the group doesn't host or distribute it theirselves anymore, probably because it's inactive/dead?

When a group is dead, the only "rules" I continue to follow are the ones about not sharing a licensed project they' ...
Why Mangafox is evil and why you shouldn't read on it.
(31 posts, 3994 views) Posted: 463d 13h, 8m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Quote from giinko
Furthermore it's unlikely they will change since the alternatives of downloading, visiting dozens different scanlators's homepages or waiting rather long for the pictures to load seem to be quite on the disadvantaged side to me.

As a ...
Which scanlation job is hardest to find?
(15 posts, 1677 views) Posted: 470d 8h, 14m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Quote from Hespia Klarerin
well i'm sorry, I've only been a korean translator for scanlation group that did both manga and manwha. I never realized there was such urgency for japanses translator. at least, I never felt it. all the scanlation group alway ...
Which scanlation job is hardest to find?
(15 posts, 1677 views) Posted: 470d 17h, 38m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Raw provider. When you don't use other people's scans without permission it's hard to find people willing and able to provide high quality raws. You can learn to fill any position with practice, but you need money to purchase the original books, ...
Trying to Start a Doujinshi Scanlation Team
(1 posts, 577 views) Posted: 492d 17h, 19m ago by Arigatomina in Recruitment
Is this actually a recruitment post or are you just asking for advice?

Plenty of groups and freelancers work exclusively with doujinshi. Unless you're planning to do unpopular pairings and lesser known series, you can expect to run into a lot of conflict with tho ...
2+ groups doing one manga?
(5 posts, 595 views) Posted: 563d 17h, 16m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Quote from TaoPaiPai
If i like naruto, bleach, and one piece, why in gods name would/should i bother with translating something else?

That's the best explanation a group can give, in my opinion.

Even if each series was only done by one scanlation group, there ...
What is the "cute" thing is all about ?
(8 posts, 634 views) Posted: 572d 5h, 4m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Innocence is appealing in Japan, which is why so many females there emphasize their youth by talking in the childish third person. The school girl uniform fetish is another example of this. When you extend it to anime, you get the moe style and beautiful = cute = child ...
all 'bout dat hair
(2 posts, 610 views) Posted: 613d 5h, 54m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
I'm just the opposite. I prefer Asian girls (or ukes) paired with blonde guys. Red hair works, too, especially if the other character has blue hair. I just seem to have a quirk for warm colors topping cool colors. Maybe because I feel sorry for the soggy pers ...
How do YOU pronouce manga?
(243 posts, 21739 views) Posted: 642d 11h, 35m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Quote from mogiks
(I think most people pronounce yaoi "wrong" too.)

Yep. When you go to yaoi-con and hear them all saying yowie, I can't help thinking about the Australian bigfoot. There's an episode of Destination Truth where they said ...
Why Manga Reader Sites Are Not Okay
(56 posts, 10487 views) Posted: 645d 11h, 44m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Quote from flowinmyboat
The only way I can see a solution to the problem is for all scan groups to get online readers, because a lot of people don't want to download, which is the only option most scanlators give.

Using readonline options in addition to downl ...
Why Manga Reader Sites Are Not Okay
(56 posts, 10487 views) Posted: 647d 4h, 14m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Quote from renseih
It's not as if you'd loose money since the scans are free to begin with. And I don't see any organization or whatever actively taking down unlicensed mangas.

Two points: Scans are not free. Unless the scanner stole that bo ...
Quality vs. Speed (mangapirate case)
(301 posts, 35779 views) Posted: 679d 9h, 41m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Quote from tragicking
I mean, if you get a release in much HQ than the speed release just by the differennce of 3-4 hrs? Or 2-3 days in much (and I realy mean it) high quality?
Sure speed scans are good in case speed varies by weeks or months. But just small diffe ...
Quality vs. Speed (mangapirate case)
(301 posts, 35779 views) Posted: 683d 14h, 35m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Quote from podlizurko
It does take longer to clean a chapter of webtoon than translating it.

I don't doubt that. But even if every bit of text is on top of art that has to be redrawn, in color just to make it more complicated, it should still not take longer to do one pa ...
Quality vs. Speed (mangapirate case)
(301 posts, 35779 views) Posted: 685d 5h, 2m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Considering how few people in this thread can write in legible English, we're probably lucky that any translations are readable these days.

I don't know either of the groups that are fighting and I don't care. When getting a scanlation, my primary ...
Any old people from old times still around?
(10 posts, 1032 views) Posted: 687d 9h, 53m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
The biggest differences are that scanlations are more readily available now and they're easier to do, both of which can be blamed on the changes to the internet - google, and the shift to free file hosts and livejournal, which anyone can use without spending ...
Should manga aggregator sites be allowed to use mangaupdates for their means of advertising?
(36 posts, 6548 views) Posted: 710d 17h, 31m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Quote from tragicking
Manga reader sites are using releases which are not done by them. And to advertise themselves they are using MU as a medium by releasing new chapters.

How many releases does a group have to host which are not done by them befor ...
Should manga aggregator sites be allowed to use mangaupdates for their means of advertising?
(36 posts, 6548 views) Posted: 711d 6h, 7m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
Any scanlation group can post ads on their site in order to make a profit. That doesn't mean they shouldn't be allowed to list their releases here. The database is to list scanlations. If they scanlated them, they belong here.

I would have no issues if MU ...
Annoying Main Characters
(10 posts, 1363 views) Posted: 715d 9h, 32m ago by Arigatomina in Manga General
1) The saviors don't accept that some people don't want to be saved. That annoys me. Take Naruto's "I'll break every bone in your body to bring you back" bit. Why? So he can keep him prisoner in the village for the rest o ...

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